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Great Rail To Kerala on the Konkan Railway 2019
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    India, Asia
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Embark on this incredible adventure travelling south along India's west coast by rail. Explore an array of India's most impressive sights, from bustling Mumbai and the old port of Mangaluru, as we travel on the famous Konkan Railway.

What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Scheduled return flights from London
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 32 meals including 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 13 dinners, including 1 packed dinner\


Fantastic rail experiences

  • Scenic rail journey aboard the Konkan Railway from Mumbai to Goa travelling along the Arabian coastline

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Mumbai, Panjim, Mangaluru, Kochi and Alleppey
  • Visits to the Prince of Wales Museum and the Elephanta Caves
  • Kathakali dance performance in Kochi and a traditional dance performance in Periyar
  • Excursions to a tea and a spice plantation
  • Cruises on Lake Periyar and Kerala's backwaters
  • Excursion to Kanyakumari, including a visit to the Gandhi Memorial
Tour Highlights
  • Mumbai and the Elephanta Caves
  • The Konkan Railway
  • Panjim and Old Goa
  • Mangalore, Kochi and Alleppey
  • Kathakali dance performance
  • Periyar and Kerala’s backwaters
  • Excursion to Kanyakumari
  • Mahatma Gandhi memorial
  • Kovalam


In Alleppey, we stay at the 4-Star Punnamada Resort, on the shores of Vembanad Lake, offering idyllic views over the calm waters. 


The 5-Star Ramada Caravela Beach Resort is set in stunning landscaped gardens boasts a beachfront location in Goa. 


One of the most fabulous hotels in Kochi, the fabulous 5-Star Trident Hotel is our base whilst here. With a location on Willingdon Island, this hotel is a marvellous base from which to conduct our explorations of this vibrant Indian city.


Situated right near the bay that overlooks the Indian Ocean, the comfortable and 3-Star Travancore Heritage Hotel is our base whilst in Kovalam, in the lovely Kerala region.


The 5-Star Gateway Hotel Old Port Road in Mangaluru overlooks the Arabian Sea, and is located close to Mangalore train station. 


This striking 5-Star hotel is visible from miles around as a prominent spire of Indian architecture inspired by British colonials, set among verdant and terracotta gardens. This hotel boats one of Mumbai's top rated restaurants which serves traditional Indian cuisine to Chinese food.


With a location nestled within beautiful Periyar National Park, the Poetree Sarovar Portico is the ideal base from which to explore this stunning region of India. 

Tour Itinerary

Days 1-2: London to Mumbai

Depart from London on our flight to Mumbai, the 'Gateway to India', arriving on Day 2. Here we transfer to the ITC Grand Central Hotel for a two night stay. This afternoon we begin our explorations with a sightseeing tour, taking in Gandhi's house, Dhobi Ghat, and the UNESCO-listed Victoria Railway Station.

Day 3: Exploring Mumbai

This morning we visit the Prince of Wales Museum, where we enjoy viewing a range of art and artefacts, housed in a magnificent 20th century colonial-style building. This afternoon we take an excursion to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on Elephanta Island.

Days 4-5: The Konkan Railway to Goa

Early this morning we leave Mumbai for the first stage of our journey along the renowned Konkan Railway, a 463-mile route that connects Mumbai to Mangalore via Goa and the Western Ghats. This coastal line takes us through some of the most scenic backdrops in the country as we travel southwards, sandwiched between unparalleled landscapes of majestic mountains and plunging waterfalls, and the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Sea.

Days 6-7: Mangaluru

Following a morning at leisure we rejoin the Konkan Railway for the last stretch of this scenic journey to Mangaluru, situated on the Malabar coast. Here we spend two nights at the Gateway Hotel. 

Days 8-9: By rail to Kochi

We head to the railway station this morning for the journey southwards to beautiful Kerala. Our destination is Kochi, a serene coastal city that has been attracting merchants and visitors for over 600 years.

Days 10-11: Periyar National Park

Leaving Kochi, today we travel by coach inland to Periyar, making a visit to a local tea plantation along the way. The drive takes us through some of India's lush scenery before we check into our hotel, the Poetree Sarovar Portico - the perfect base from which to explore Periyar National Park. 

Day 12: Kerala backwaters cruise

Today we enjoy an unforgettable highlight of any trip to Kerala. After driving to Alleppey, we set out on a cruise across Kerala's peaceful lakes and backwaters aboard our very own private houseboat.

Day 13: Alleppey and on to Kovalam

This morning we enjoy an insightful walking tour with the 'Preserve Alleppey Society'. The Society is a group dedicated to the preservation of Kerala's natural, idyllic backwaters, as well as the unique character of Alleppey town. 

Day 14: To India’s southernmost tip

On today's excursion we travel by rail to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. Here we enjoy lunch, before visiting the incredible memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where his ashes were first kept. 

Day 15: Return to London

Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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